However, we waited seven minutes and the Orange County Register’s Eric Stephens reported the deal is worth $16 million total, with a $4 million AAV. That’s just slightly north of Jakob Silfverberg’s new four-year deal worth an AAV of $3.75 million.
Hagelin joined the Ducks this summer in a trade with the New York Rangers that sent Emerson Etem to New York. Hagelin’s deal (and the need to move him) stems in part from the Rangers giving him a solid two-year, $2.25 million contract building up to this one.
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Last year the 26-year-old left wing played all 82 games for the Rangers, scoring 17 goals and 18 assists, then adding two goals and three assists through 19 postseason matches. It’s a big pay day for his production, but Hagelin can add a lot to the team and it buys up a bit of his UFA years as well.
Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.